Now I'm getting the chance to read books I didn't have time for before. Think of me whenever you see the slogan "So many books, so little time!" Now I've got the time.  Cheers, Fred.

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The Town Beyond the Wall: A Novel

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Book Number: 
36
Date Fred Read: 
June 2003
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Elie Wiesel
Total Pages: 
190
Publisher: 
Schocken
Year: 
1995

Elie Wiesel survived the Holocaust as a child. He has written much about this tragic topic. In 2003, Amazon.com found 178 results for him, the most popular being “Night,” “The Night Trilogy,” and “Dawn.” (For his books I've reviewed, click on his name.)  Read more

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When Science Meets Religion: Enemies, Strangers, or Partners?

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Book Number: 
35
Date Fred Read: 
June 2003
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Ian G. Barbour
Total Pages: 
180
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2000

Ian G. Barbour, professor emeritus of nuclear physics and religion at Carleton College, won the 1999 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion for his pioneering role in advancing the study of religion and science. In 2000 his top 3 books were book 77, book 64, and book 35. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Speaking of Sin: The Lost Language of Salvation

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Book Number: 
34
Date Fred Read: 
June 2003
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
102
Publisher: 
Cowley Publications
Year: 
2001

“Speaking of Sin” was highly recommended to our church by my pastor. I'm glad I took her advice and read it. See book 21, “The Luminous Web,” for info on Barbara Brown Taylor. (For all my reviews of the author, click on her name.)  Read more

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Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

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Book Number: 
33
Date Fred Read: 
June 2003
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Parker J. Palmer
Total Pages: 
109
Publisher: 
Jossey-Bass
Year: 
1999

Books 32 and 33, with dedications by Parker J. Palmer, were sent to me by him after I sent him a letter telling him how much his book 8, “The Active Life” has meant to me. In reply he also sent me a letter along with the books. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life

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Book Number: 
32
Date Fred Read: 
May 2003
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Parker J. Palmer
Total Pages: 
183
Publisher: 
Jossey-Bass; 1st edition
Year: 
1999

Books 32 and 33, with dedications by Parker J. Palmer, were sent to me by him after I sent him a letter telling him how much his book 8, “The Active Life” has meant to me. In reply he also sent me a letter along with the two books. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Philosophical Dilemmas: A Pro and Con Introduction to the Major Questions

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Book Number: 
31
Date Fred Read: 
May 2003
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Phil Washburn
Total Pages: 
370
Publisher: 
Oxford University Press, USA; 2 edition
Year: 
2000

Philosopher Phil Washburn teaches in the General Studies Program at the School of Continuing Education at New York University. This is a very well-organized textbook with an annotated bibliography of historical examples and annotated contemporary sources for each issue.  Read more

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Genesis and the Big Bang: The Discovery Of Harmony Between Modern Science And The Bible

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Book Number: 
30
Date Fred Read: 
May 2003
Fred's Rating: 
3
Total Pages: 
170
Publisher: 
Bantum Books
Year: 
1991

This was Gerald L. Schroeder’s first book. It gives, qualitatively, the main ideas of books 22 and 23. But in these two more recent books he has quantified his cosmology and biology (by inputs from selected experts), to give you a lot more, with much of it in well-described detail.  Read more

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How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life

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Book Number: 
29
Date Fred Read: 
May 2003
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
the Dalai Lama
Total Pages: 
223
Publisher: 
Atria
Year: 
2003

This book goes into greater depth of Buddhist thinking than do books 4 and 5 by the Dalai Lama. In this book he discusses other religions and compares them to his Tibetan Buddhism. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Biblical Literacy: the Most important People, Events, and Ideas of the Hebrew Bible

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Book Number: 
28
Date Fred Read: 
April 2003
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Joseph Telushkin
Total Pages: 
597
Publisher: 
William Morrow
Year: 
1997

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin's “Biblical Literacy” had excellent reviews, like: “In one stunning volume, Telushkin makes the profound ideas, events, and people of the Hebrew Bible engaging and immediately accessible. With his unique clarity, warmth, and wit, he masterfully leads us on a joyful journey through the most influential book in human history. Biblical Literacy is a gift.”  Read more

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Cry Pain, Cry Hope: a Guide to the Dimensions of Call

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Book Number: 
27
Date Fred Read: 
April 2003
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Elizabeth O'Conner
Total Pages: 
192
Publisher: 
The Servant Leadership School
Year: 
1987

This journal focuses on Elizabeth O'Conner’s personal experiences, letting you into her hopes, dreams, anguish, and fears, but most importantly, into her reflections on all the issues that meant the most to her. Its 38 short essays, written over a five years, were organized into this book. (For her books I've read, click on her name.)  Read more

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